We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Hawkesbury that features 10 quality betting races.
It’s the big Hawkesbury standalone meeting, which includes the Gold Cup and Guineas. We have our best value bets for every race on the card.
All odds are with Neds – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Neds by clicking HERE.
Hawkesbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:20) St Johns Clarendon Stakes (1400m)
#7 – Makalu @ $4.80 – Bet @ Neds
Makalu is an expensive purchase who comes off a trial win at Warwick Farm, so he should be ready to go.
The $750,000 son of Redoute’s Choice looked impressive in the trial and he could get his career off to a winning start.
Punters get each-way odds in the opening race and they’re worth taking.
Race 2. (11:55) Tab Highway C2 Handicap (1100m)
#6 – Hardware Lane @ $6.50 – Bet @ Neds
Hardware Lane is getting close to a win after finishing second at Goulburn last time out.
The Mitchell Beer-trained son of Scissor Kick has experience racing at Moonee Valley, so he has more upside than most in this field.
James McDonald rides and the $6.50 is well worth taking.
Race 3. (12:30) Midway BM72 (1500m)
#4 – Highly Desired @ $12 – Bet @ Neds
Highly Desired looked good when winning fresh up at Goulburn and he returned to form at Randwick last start.
The seven-year-old ran fourth at Randwick in heavy conditions and although beaten easily by French Bonnet, he could turn the tables with the weight advantage.
3kg comes off his back and that’s his best asset.
Race 4. (13:05) Blakes Marine BM78 (1800m)
#1 – Kalapour @ $2.70 – Bet @ Neds
Kalapour scored a win at Hawkesbury last time out and it holds the former Irish runner in good stead.
The Kris Lees-trained gelding carried 61kg in his Australian debut and he made quite the impression, so more wins could be in store.
He gets some weight relief and the money is expected to come.
Race 5. (13:40) Living Turf BM78 (1100m)
#9 – Najmaty @ $7 – Bet @ Neds
The Snowden-trained filly returned to form with a win at Caulfield and it bodes well for this level of racing.
She let down with an impressive sprint to score by 1.5 lengths and the three-time winner has always had the ability.
It’s a tough field but the $7 is a fair price and punters should climb into it.
Race 6. (14:15) Hawkesbury XXXX Gold Rush (1100m)
#2 – Malkovich @ $2.50 – Bet @ Neds
Malkovich didn’t fire at Rosehill behind Shelby Sixtysix last start, but he’s a four-time winner on soft track conditions.
The four-year-old son of Choisir owns seven wins and seven placings overall, so he’s classy and he comes off an easy trial win by 8.3 lengths.
His opening odds of $2.80 didn’t last long and the $2.50 might not either.
Race 7. (14:50) B’town Workers Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m)
#1 – Mr Mozart @ $3.10 – Bet @ Neds
Mr Mozart is seeking three consecutive wins after scoring at Rosehill and Newcastle and his class could prevail.
The three-year-old colt defeated a handy field last time out and he had been taking on the likes of Sierra Sue and Marine One at the highest levels.
His odds are drifting but we’re not concerned.
Race 8. (15:30) Pioneer Service Hawkesbury Crown (1300m)
#10 – Brookspire @ $3.80 – Bet @ Neds
Brookspire is a noted fresh up performer who has the class edge over this field.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old owns four wins and four placings from 12 starts, so she rarely goes poorly and her recent trial is a good sign.
McDonald is a key booking and we’re expecting a big effort.
Race 9. (16:10) Richmond Club Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m)
#11 – Art Cadeau @ $5.50 – Bet @ Neds
Art Cadeau has returned to consistent form this preparation following consecutive placings at Newcastle and Randwick.
He finished second behind Our Playboy last time out, who subsequently ran a good race behind Mr Mozart, so the form checks out.
Carrying 54kg helps and we’re loving the odds available.
Race 10. (16:45) Voir Grand Classic BM78 (1300m)
#3 – Norwegian Bliss @ $3.20 – Bet @ Neds
Norwegian Bliss continued her unbeaten record when scoring her fifth race at Hawkesbury last start.
The four-year-old daughter of El Roca had to dig deep to secure the win, but she’s a smart type that could handle this level of racing.
It’s another good ride for McDonald, who could have a big day.
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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.